B&W Owner's Thread - Page 658 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #19711 of 19714 Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Gecko85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 145 Post(s)
Liked: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by scsnospam View Post
Looking for opinions re CMC center vs CMC2 center for my CM9 s1 versions. Forum search didn't turn up much details. The CM center will fit in my stand. Is it really bad compared to the CMC2 ? Not looking for perfection, just good timber match.
I have the CM Center because the CMC2 won't fit in my stand...I really, really wish I had the CMC2. Only way to make it fit would have been to modify my stand, cutting out part of the front trim. The CMC isn't *bad*, but it's just...kind of blah, at least to my ears. I've heard the CMC2, and could hear the difference immediately. YMMV.

If you do end up going with the CMC, work extra hard to dial it in. After I ran my room correction, it had it set to "small". I changed it to "large", and that made a big improvement. Again, YMMV.

Panasonic TC-P60ST60, Pioneer SC-1523-K, Oppo BDP-103D, Pioneer PL-550 + Cambridge Audio Azur 640P, B&W CM1 (fronts), B&W CM Centre, Athena Point 5 Mk II (rears), Hsu VTF-2
----------------------------------------
Sony 34XBR960, Onkyo TX-NR414, Sony PS3, Athena Point 5 Mk II (center and fronts), Wharfedale WH-2 (rears), Polk PSW10
Gecko85 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19712 of 19714 Old Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Senior Member
 
scsnospam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Ok, thanks. Will try to check it out locally. To be honest, I don't really care for the center so much. For movies, as long as we can hear the dialogue, I am fine. Main purpose is music. I normally listen in stereo anyway, but sometimes like to turn on Dolby surround processing on my Onkyo 818. That's when the center matters to me because what I have is not timbre matched to the CM9s. As long as the CMC sounds good for music applications, I think I will be good to go.
scsnospam is online now  
post #19713 of 19714 Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
AVS Special Member
 
postrokfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Posts: 2,690
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Liked: 409
The CMC is a decent center but I think the smaller drivers and lower sensitivity (84-85 dB) make it harder to drive than the much better designed 3-way CMC2. It's really designed for smaller rooms. I think it should timbre match fine with the CM9s even though the CMC2 is the perfect match.

"Guns for show, knives for a pro..."
postrokfan is offline  
post #19714 of 19714 Old Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Senior Member
 
scsnospam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Well, I measured the space in my AV stand, the CMC2 is not going to fit. I did listen to the HTM1 and HTM2 (i think) at best buy today. The HTM2 certainly sounded better than the smaller sibling, but I'm guessing once set up with Audyssey in my room, the sensitivity should be fine even with smaller drivers.
scsnospam is online now  
Reply Speakers

Tags
B W , Bowers And Wilkings 685 Speakers , carver cm-1090
Gear in this thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off